ATC Group: A02BB Prostaglandins

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Prostaglandins

Hierarchical Position

Contents

Code
Title
A02BB01
A02BB02

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description

Misoprostol is an analogue of naturally occurring prostaglandin E1 which promotes peptic ulcer healing and symptomatic relief. Misoprostol protects the gastroduodenal mucosa by inhibiting basal, stimulated and nocturnal acid secretion and by reducing the volume of gastric secretions, the proteolytic activity of the gastric fluid, and increasing bicarbonate and mucus secretion.